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10/27/2014

10/27/2014

Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.

10/27/2014

The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection. This year's contest, however, is one of the tightest and costliest on the statewide ballot, the reflection of an emerging fault line in the Democratic Party over education policy.

10/24/2014

10/24/2014

Under the plan introduced by Superintendent Karen Garza, high schools in Fairfax Countywill start nearly an hour later, at 8 or 8:10 a.m., while middle school students would move 15 minutes earlier than they currently begin.

10/24/2014

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued for the promotion of Christian organizations and their proselytizing efforts by district employees, according to an American Humanist Association lawsuit.

10/24/2014

Some middle and high school students in Burlington will be required to buy public transportation bus passes or pay the school $150 for rides through the end of the school year. Students who qualify for free lunches will still continue to have free rides.

10/24/2014

The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year, fueling arguments from opponents that the program is really about subsidizing private school education rather than helping students escape poorly performing public schools.

10/24/2014

A controversial proposal to overhaul how Illinois funds public schools won't come up for debate during the General Assembly's fall veto session. The proposal, which seeks to bring more state aid to poorer districts, has stirred debate since it moved through the Senate.

10/24/2014

The state Education Department and the attorney general's office announced that a compliance review of school district enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and other undocumented students will be conducted immediately.

10/24/2014

The state House has moved legislation that would prevent schools in Pennsylvania from quietly transferring or hiring teachers and other school staff who have sexually harassed, abused or exploited students.

10/24/2014

LAUSD and 14 other school districts across California launched a pilot program that aims to bring the farm-to-table movement to school campuses. The California Thursdays initiative seeks to increase healthy, homegrown food in school meals and reduce schools' dependence on processed foods.

10/23/2014

10/23/2014

Chicago Public Schools’ official enrollment dipped below 400,000 for the first time in years. District-run schools lost about 7,000 students, while schools run by charter and contract management organizations gained about 2,400 students.

10/23/2014

From bake sales to gala auctions, private groups are raising an increasing amount of money for public schools in wealthier communities, highlighting concerns about inequality. A new study found that nonprofits organized by parents and community leaders more than quadrupled the dollars they generated between 1995 and 2010.

10/23/2014

The New York City Council is taking measures to fight a trend of segregation in its schools. A bill introduced to the council directs the state Department of Education to report on the measures taken and progress made in increasing diversity in city schools.

10/23/2014

The Alabama district changed its lunch policy in August to clarify that meals would not be denied to children who had lost or forgotten their lunch money. But the system already has $14,000 on the books from students who ate but didn't pay. A proposed revised policy would allow students to charge a maximum of two meals.

10/23/2014

The Healthy Kids Endowment fund for Iowa City Community School District's school-based health clinics now holds about $1.26 million dollars for funding Healthy Kids Community Care Clinics in district schools that offer primary, mental health and dental care to underserved and uninsured populations.

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